[DL] ECMLPKDD 2016 Tutorials and Workshops Call

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ECML-PKDD 2016 Tutorials and Workshops Call

http://www.ecmlpkdd2016.org/

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The ECML-PKDD 2016 Organizing Committee invites proposals for half-day
tutorials, combined tutorials and workshops, and full-day workshops in
established and emerging topics in machine learning and data mining.

Important dates

The following deadlines are important for the tutorial organizers:

Tutorial proposal deadline Monday, April 18, 2016

Tutorial acceptance notification Monday, May 2, 2016

Tutorial final abstract submission Monday, May 16, 2016

Tutorial course material (slides, bibliography) online Monday, September 5, 2016

The following deadlines are important for the workshop organizers:

Workshop proposal deadline Monday, April 18, 2016

Workshop acceptance notification Monday, May 2, 2016

Workshop websites and call for papers online Monday, May 16, 2016

Workshop program and proceedings online Monday, September 5, 2016

For paper submission, reviewing and final revisions, please consider
the following deadlines:

Workshop paper submission deadline Monday, July 4, 2016

Workshop paper acceptance notification Monday, July 25, 2016

Workshop paper camera-ready deadline Monday, August 8, 2016

For detailed information and submission guidelines keep reading or go
to http://www.ecmlpkdd2016.org/submission.html#CallTutorialsWorkshops


Call for Tutorial Proposals

The ECML-PKDD 2016 Organizing Committee invites proposals for half-day
tutorials to be held on the first and last days of the conference
(September 19 and 23, 2016), which will take place in Riva del Garda,
Italy.

Tutorials are intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to
established or emerging research topics of interest for the machine
learning and the data mining community. These topics include related
research fields or applications but also well-developed tools and
suites that support ML/DM research. The ideal tutorial should attract
a wide audience. It should be broad enough to provide a basic
introduction to the chosen area, but it should also cover the most
important topics in depth. Each tutorial should be well-focused so
that its content can be covered in a half-day slot. Proposals that
exclusively focus on the presenter’s own work or commercial
demonstrations are strongly discouraged.

Tutorial slides will be made available online at the ECML-PKDD
website, although authors can provide them on additional websites as
well. Depending on the budget, we expect to offer a waived
registration fee to one speaker of each accepted tutorial (i.e., no
guarantee).

Guidelines for proposals

Tutorial proposals should contain at least the following:

A title and an abstract of the tutorial.

A brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the
ECML-PKDD community (no more than 2 pages).

A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial’s
core content can be covered in a 4 hours slot (including 30 minutes
break).

The names and contact information of the tutorial instructors,
including one-paragraph statements of their research interests and
areas of expertise; it is required to indicate in the proposal who is
planning to attend the conference and present which part.

A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same
or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate
of the audience size.

A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g.,
audio equipment).

Combined Tutorial & Workshop

Especially for a relatively novel but rapidly maturing topic, a half
day tutorial (4h incl. one 30 minute break) followed by a half day
workshop (4h incl. one 30 minute break) could be a good format. We
kindly ask you to write a single proposal for the tutorial and
workshop that covers the different guidelines and requirements for
tutorials and workshops. In addition, the links should be clearly
described and the proposal should be submitted to the workshop and
tutorial chairs (select both 'Workshop' and 'Tutorial' as topics). For
workshop guidelines, please see the separate Call For Workshop
Proposals.

Proposal reviewing process

The proposal will be reviewed by the workshop and tutorial co-chairs,
who may use the help of external reviewers, expert on the submission
topics.

The features that will be evaluated are:

The interestingness for the ECML-PKDD areas, which should result in a
large audience.

The clarity of the tutorial, which should emerge from its description.

Good organization as appearing from the outline.

The adequacy of the speakers, i.e., her/his background/experience in
teaching the target topics.

The ability to explain the topics to a large audience with
heterogeneous background.

Submission

Please submit your tutorial proposals in PDF format using EasyChair.

Important dates

The following deadlines are important for the tutorial organizers:

Tutorial proposal deadline Monday, April 18, 2016

Tutorial acceptance notification Monday, May 2, 2016

Tutorial final abstract submission Monday, May 16, 2016

Tutorial course material (slides, bibliography) online Monday, September 5, 2016

Contact

In case you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact
the Workshop and Tutorial Chairs (Matthijs van Leeuwen, Fabrizio
Costa, Albrecht Zimmermann) at wt_chairs at ecmlpkdd2016.org. We are
looking forward to your proposals.

Call for Workshop Proposals

The ECML-PKDD 2016 Organizing Committee invites proposals for
workshops to be held on the first and last days of the conference
(September 19 and 23, 2016), which will take place in Riva del Garda,
Italy. We invite proposals for both full- and half-day workshops in
current and emerging topics in machine learning and data mining.

Workshops provide an opportunity to discuss novel topics in a small
and interactive atmosphere. They can concentrate in-depth on research
topics, but can also be devoted to application issues, or to questions
concerning the economic and social aspects of machine learning and
data mining. Multidisciplinary workshops that bring together
researchers and practitioners from different communities are
particularly welcome.

If the budget permits, one organizer or invited speaker of an accepted
workshop will be offered the possibility of waived registration fee
for attendance on the workshop day (only).

Duration & format

We welcome both full- and half-day workshop proposals. Full-day
workshops will have a program of typically 8 hours including two
30-minute coffee breaks and a 90-minute lunch break. Half-day
workshops will have a 4 hours program with a 30-minute coffee break.

We would like to encourage proposers to aim for a program that is both
varied and interesting. Especially where the format of the workshop is
concerned, we would like you to think about ways of going beyond the
usual list of presentations of accepted papers. Keep in mind that the
main conference is necessarily more time-constrained and workshops
therefore allow for group explorations of interesting topics, for
example by means of discussions, demo sessions, invited talks, and
panels.

Another way of extending the usual format is to include a specific
challenge problem that can be addressed by the workshop participants,
with a dedicated challenge session in the workshop program. Note,
however, that the challenge should be only one of the components of
the workshop, targeting a problem which is specific to the workshop
topic(s).

For some workshops, it may be useful to first present an introduction
to the state-of-the-art in the field given by experienced invited
presenters, and afterwards discuss more technical or novel work in a
standard (or non-standard!) workshop setting.

Combined Tutorial & Workshop

Especially for a relatively novel but rapidly maturing topic, giving
the afore-mentioned introduction of the state-of-the-art may go beyond
the scope of an invited presentation. In this case, a half day
tutorial (4h incl. one 30 minute break) followed by a half day
workshop (4h incl. one 30 minute break) could be a good format. We
kindly ask you to write a single proposal for the tutorial and
workshop that covers the different guidelines and requirements for
tutorials and workshops. In addition, the links should be clearly
described and the proposal should be submitted to the workshop and
tutorial chairs (select both 'Workshop' and 'Tutorial' as topics). For
tutorial guidelines, please see the separate Call For Tutorial
Proposals.

Guidelines for proposals

Workshop proposals should contain the necessary information for the
workshop chairs and reviewers to judge the importance, quality, and
community interest in the proposed topic (a minimum of 15-20 expected
participants is required). Each workshop should have one or more
designated organisers and a program. When proposing a workshop, please
provide (at least) the following information:

A brief description of the specific issues that the workshop will
address, the reasons why the workshop is of interest in these times,
the main research areas involved, and what the workshop will add to
the conference (e.g., do you expect papers of a theme that would not
fit the main conference?).

Contact information of the workshop chairs, their competence in the
proposed topic(s), and previous experience in chairing scientific
events.

A tentative list of Program Committee members and potential invited speakers.

A draft of the Call for Papers, including information on accepted
formats (e.g., regular papers, extended abstracts, oral-only
presentations of relevant recently published or submitted
contributions, etc.) and expected format of the workshop (e.g.,
invited talks, presentations, poster sessions, panel discussions,
challenge sessions, or other ideas for ensuring an interactive
atmosphere). In the case of a combined tutorial-workshop, please
clearly indicate the format.

Any special requirements regarding logistics (e.g., poster stands,
audio equipment), if applicable.

An estimate of the number of expected submissions, and an estimate of
the number of expected workshop participants at the conference.

Submission

Please submit your workshop proposals in PDF format using EasyChair.

Proposals will be reviewed in close collaboration with the conference
chairs and the program committee.

Important dates

The following deadlines are important for the workshop organizers:

Workshop proposal deadline Monday, April 18, 2016

Workshop acceptance notification Monday, May 2, 2016

Workshop websites and call for papers online Monday, May 16, 2016

Workshop program and proceedings online Monday, September 5, 2016

For paper submission, reviewing and final revisions, please consider
the following deadlines:

Workshop paper submission deadline Monday, July 4, 2016

Workshop paper acceptance notification Monday, July 25, 2016

Workshop paper camera-ready deadline Monday, August 8, 2016

These deadlines are somewhat flexible, but consider as constraints
that the paper submission deadline should be after conference author
notification (June 20) and acceptance notification should be before
the conference early registration deadline (July 30).

Contact

In case you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact
the Workshop and Tutorial Chairs (Matthijs van Leeuwen, Fabrizio
Costa, Albrecht Zimmermann) at wt_chairs at ecmlpkdd2016.org. We are
looking forward to your proposals.



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